Dalby Sale 25 July 2018: Prices ease in 8000 head yarding

Beef Central, 26/07/2018

Video market report from Ray White Eastern Rural’s Peter Bird

Yarding 7821 Change 1621

Numbers increased to 7821 head and included in the larger line up was 1463 from far Western Queensland and a few hundred head from NSW and South Australia.

Cows dominated the grown cattle section with around 2500 cows penned. There was a wide variation in the quality of the young cattle and this was most noticeable in the light weight yearling heifer portion.

Prices for the better end of the light weight yearling steers and heifers returning to the paddock managed to hold firm, while lesser quality lines were considerably cheaper.

Medium and heavy weight yearling steers to feed generally sold to a very strong market. Heavy grown steers and bullocks to export slaughter lost 16c/kg.

However, cows experienced the largest falls with average prices 27c to 35c/kg cheaper against the large improvements of the previous sale.

Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock averaged just under 270c and made to 295.2c, and poor quality lines averaged 219c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed made to 305.2c to average 288c, and the heavy weights made to 310.2c, with most in the 290c/kg range.

Light weight yearling heifers averaged 218c and made to 238.2c, with poor quality lines averaging 170c/kg. Medium weight 2 scores yearling heifers to feed averaged 246c, and the better condition lines attracted strong support and made to 284.2c, to average 261c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed made to 280c to average 263c/kg.

Four tooth steers in the 400-500kg range to feed averaged around 265c to 273c and made to 280.2c/kg. Heavy grown steers to export slaughter made to 287.2c to average 279c and the bullock portion made to 290c with most close to 280c/kg. A fair supply of full mouth bullocks made to 265.2c to average 257c/kg.

Medium weight 2 score cows averaged 180c and made to 190.2c and the best of the medium weights averaged 213c/kg. A very large selection of good heavy cows made to 232.2c to average 223c/kg.

The bulls made to 244.2c/kg.

To read the full NLRS sale report  click here

Grant Daniel Long report:

Cows made up a big percentage of the total yarding. Prices generally eased across most classes except for feeder cattle.  Cows topped at 232c while the best of the bullocks made up to 290c. – Jordan Wenham, GDL, Dalby

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – lowest 170c/kg, highest 270c/kg, Av 261c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – lowest 230c/kg, highest 278c/kg, Av 263c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – lowest 42.2c/kg, highest 163.2c/kg, Av 146c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – lowest 140c/kg, highest 219.2c/kg, Av 180c/kg
Cows over 500kg – lowest 108.2c/kg, highest 232.2c/kg, Av 223c/kg
Steers & Bullocks up to 500kg – lowest 200c/kg, highest 280.2c/kg, Av 268c/kg
Steers & Bullocks over 500kg – lowest 244c/kg, highest 290c/kg, Av 280c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers 200kg to 280kg – lowest 160c/kg, highest 295.2c/kg, Av 270c/kg
Steers 280kg to 400kg – lowest 226c/kg, highest 305.2c/kg, Av 288c/kg
Feeder Steers 400kg+ – lowest 250c/kg, highest 310.2c/kg, Av 292c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 320kg – lowest 120c/kg, highest 238.2c/kg, Av 218c/kg
Heifers 320kg to 370kg – lowest 170c/kg, highest 284c/kg, Av 250c/kg
Feeder Heifers over 370kg – lowest 230c/kg, highest 280c/kg, Av 263c/kg

Charolais X grain–fed cow sold by Gibson Partnership of Dalby to processor 232.2c, 605kg, $1405
Shorthorn X cow sold by G Morgan & Co of Condamine to processor 225.2c, 692kg, $1558
Simmental cow sold by JM Allan & Sons P/L of Blackall to processor 230.2c, 648kg, $1491
Simmental bull sold by JM Allan & Sons P/L of Blackall to processor 241.2c, 975kg, $2351
Santa heavy steers sold by Killrush Pastoral Co. of Meandarra to feedlotters 280.2c, 578kg, $1620
Shorthorn heavy heifer sold by G Morgan & Co of Condamine to processor 242.2c, 616kg, $1492
Charolais X feeder steer sold by DR & PL Cameron of Moonie to feedlotters 294c, 376kg, $1107
Angus X feeder heifer sold by Daniel Livestock of St George to feedlotters 260.2c, 318kg, $828
Charolais X steers sold by IJ & DC Mitchell of Darr Creek to re-stocker 295.2c, 226kg, $668
Charolais heifers sold by DG & DL Carter of Blackall to re-stockers 224.2c, 270kg, $605

Source: NLRS, Grant Daniel Long, Ray White Eastern Rural


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